What is the meaning of the words “we thank you, for great is your glory,” uttered during Mass?


QUESTION: what do we mean when we say “hallowed be thy name” or “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”? What does it mean, “We thank You, for great is Your glory,” uttered during Mass? How does it feel to give thanks for the glory?

ANSWER: “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit”: when we speak these words and make the sign of the cross, we place ourselves before God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and express a desire to act with the power and authority emanating from God. The name is equal to the person. When we say “Hallowed be Thy name,” we ask that God be glorified by everyone, accepted by everyone, that everyone should be disposed to follow His holy path, to follow His word and commandments. “This petition, which contains all petitions,” asserted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “is being fulfilled

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